• Mastering,  Mixing,  Music,  Plugins,  Vocals

    What is Audio Compression?

    Compression is the reduction of dynamic range in an audio signal. When you see a typical compressor, it has thresholds, ratio, attack, and release. Threshold The threshold indicates where the compressor begins compressing the signal. This means setting the threshold to 20dB will only compress the signal once it reaches 20dBs. Ratio Ratio is the amount of power the compressor removes from a signal. This means a 20:1 amount of ratio would reduce way more from the signal than a 10:1 amount of ratio would. So for example a 10:1 compression ratio compresses ever 10dB over the threshold. The difference would be more audible than visual. However you can control…

  • Mixing,  Music,  Vocals

    Top 5 Tips to Fix Your Muddy Vocals and Mixes

    Have you ever had that one mix that was just so “muddy” but you just couldn’t figure out what it was? I’m right there with you. It’s frustrating when you’re trying to trying to find the instrument or frequency that’s making that thick sound but you can’t really clear it up. Feels like a thick piece of mucus that just won’t come up. Here, I’ll talk to you about five great ways to attack the problem. Drums It’s good to get the drums out of the way first. Single out each drum and target the drums that stick out the most on the low end (bass drum etc). This will…

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